Deep Silver and Volition have right now confirmed that Saints Row has formally been delayed. Volition’s Saints Row reboot is now because of arrive on August 23, 2022, seven months later than its initially-planned arrival date of February 25, 2022.
Volition chief inventive officer Jim Boone introduced the delay by way of the Saints Row Twitter account. In an prolonged put up on the Saints Row web site Boone conceded the staff misjudged the affect the COVID-19 pandemic would in the end have on Saints Row’s improvement.
“Our precedence is to create the perfect Saints Row recreation but and, if we launched on the unique date, it wouldn’t be as much as the requirements we’ve set ourselves, and that you simply’re anticipating and deserve,” wrote Boone. “The staff simply want extra time to do our imaginative and prescient justice; we’re doing a little positive tuning and there gained’t be a lot change within the recreation exterior of general high quality and polish.
“In all honesty, we underestimated the affect COVID would have on our schedule, though everybody tailored in a short time to the working from residence association and continued to be extremely productive.
“Relaxation assured, there is not going to be any adjustments to the story or the characters or something that we’ve lovingly imagined over the previous few years and already shared with you.
“Over the previous two years, all corners of the leisure business have been affected/impacted in a technique or one other. As avid gamers ourselves, we all know what it feels prefer to have one thing delayed which you’ve been wanting ahead to; it’s irritating and you are feeling disenchanted. However we additionally know that once we lastly get Saints Row in your fingers, it can have been well worth the wait. It’s our absolute precedence to get this proper.”
Volition’s Saints Row reboot was first revealed through the Opening Night time Reside showcase at Gamescom 2021. Set in a brand new metropolis impressed by the American southwest, Saints Row would be the first new recreation within the collection since 2013’s Saints Row 4.
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